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18 May 2021e-Government Development in Practice

14:00-15:30

Opening Remarks and Presentation

Introduction to e-Governance and e-Estonia

Hannes Astok – Executive Director, e-Governance Academy

Presentation

Make Digital Maturity Assessment Work for Your Government

Marit Lani – Expert on Smart Governance, e-Governance Academy

Panel Discussion

Learnings of How to Make Data Run, Not People

Ville Sirviö – Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions
Riho Kurg – Head of Data Exchange Technologies, Cybernetica
Arvo Ott – Director of e-Governance Technologies, Member of the Management Board, e-Governance Academy
Heiko Vainsalu – Senior Expert on Technology, e-Governance Academy (moderator)

Session

from Startup Estonia

 

15:30-15:45

EXPO

 

15:45-17:00

Panel Discussion

Digital Tools in the Global Battle Against Corruption

Carina Paju – Executive Director, Transparency International Estonia
Kristina Reinsalu – Programme Director of e-Democracy, e-Governance Academy
Peter Varga – Senior Regional Coordinator, Open Government Partnership

Workshop by Intel

Representatives from Intel

Key Take-aways of the First day

Annela Kiirats – Programme Director of e-Governance Training, e-Governance Academy

19 May 2021 – New Normal

10:30-12:00

Opening Remarks

Hannes Astok – Executive Director, e-Governance Academy

Keynotes and Panel Discussion

Joint Digital Steps Towards a Sustainable Future

Kersti Kaljulaid – President of Estonia
Jutta Urpilainen – Commissioner, European Commission
Hannes Astok – Executive Director, e-Governance Academy (moderator)

Keynote TBC

 

How crisis transforms the digital governance models

Nicolas Ruiz – Senior Economist, OECD
Aki Enkenberg – Senior Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Nele Leosk – Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (moderator)

12:00-13:00

EXPO

 

13:00-14:30

Presentations and Discussion

How has the pandemic affected ease of doing business?

Elsie Attafuah – UNDP Resident Representative for Uganda (TBC)
Representative of the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs of Kenya (TBC)
Lembit Loo – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (moderator)

Presentations and Discussion

Challenges and successes of digital transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Valeriya Ionan – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine (TBC)
Bolor-Erdene Battsengel – Chairwoman, Communication and Information Technology Authority of Mongolia
Hannes Astok – Executive Director, e-Governance Academy (moderator)

14:30-15:00

EXPO

 

15:00-16:30

Country opinions

Japan: Minister TBC
Ukraine: Mykhailo Fedorov – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Digital Transformation

How to achieve digital dividends through e-governance during any crisis?

Presenter from Smart Africa (TBC)
Presenter from Estonian ICT Association

Presentations

New Normal for Governments: How do Technology Trends Affect Governments?

Presenter from Intel

Key Take-aways of the Conference Day

Linnar Viik – Programme Director of Smart Governance, e-Governance Academy

20 May 2021 – Next Normal

10:30-12:00

Opening Speech

Andres Sutt – Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia

Presentations and Discussion

Next Normal for Governments: Which Trends Should Governments Follow in Their Digital Transformation Plans?

Siim Sikkut – Government CIO, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Linnar Viik – Programme Director of Smart Governance, e-Governance Academy, (moderator)

Keynote

Next Normal for Governments: from the EU Perspective

Anthony Whelan – Digital Advisor to the President of the European Commission

From services to systems: COVID-19, climate change and the next horizons for e-governance

Sir Geoff Mulgan – Professor at University College London

12:00-13:00

EXPO

 

13:00-14:30

Why Digital Responsibility Matters?

Linnar Viik – Programme Director of Smart Governance, e-Governance Academy

Keynote

How Can Companies Better Include Public Interest into the Technology Sector?

Eli Sugarman – Vice Chair, CyberPeace Institute

Panel Discussion

Digital Responsibility: Technology and Corporate View

Eli Sugarman – Vice Chair, CyberPeace Institute
Üllar Jaaksoo – CEO, Greenergy Data Centers
Merle Maigre – Senior Expert on Cyber Security, e-Governance Academy (moderator)

Presentations and Panel Discussion

Digital Responsibility: Government and Civil Society View

Robert Bjarnason – President & CEO, Citizens Foundation, Iceland
Aldo Merkoci – Executive Director, MJAFT!, Albania
Kristina Mänd – Senior Expert on e-Democracy, e-Governance Academy (moderator)

14:30-15:00

EXPO

 

15:00-16:00

Keynote

Next Normal: A Path Towards the e-Government of Tomorrow

Trond Arne Undheim – Futurist, Venture Partner, Author

Panel Discussion

Next Normal: Digital Only

Trond Arne Undheim – Futurist, Venture Partner, Author
Toomas Hendrik Ilves – Former President of Estonia
Linnar Viik – Programme Director of Smart Governance, e-Governance Academy (moderator)

Key Take-aways of the Conference

Hannes Astok – Executive Director, e-Governance Academy